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David Burn
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Aug. 28, 2010
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about me

A bookful blockhead, ignorantly read

With loads of learned lumber in his head,

Fixed like a plant on his peculiar spot

To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.

Country
United Kingdom

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TGRs Young Chelsea
BBO Username
dburn
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A new low for the robots
Judging by some comments on another thread, idiot humans don't pass over 1NT with 4=1=3=5 six counts. With 4=3=4=2 (or 4=2=4=3) and twelve or more, East therefore correctly assumed they would bid. Declarer would lose a spade trick because he ...
Director call vs. fun
May be a language thing. Does “pansy” have the same connotation John’s side of the pond?
A new low for the robots
The full deal was [code] AK32 K32 652 652 J965 108 Q75 10984 AK7 Q1093 Q103 974 Q74 AJ6 J84 AKJ8 [/code] Asked for a printout of the reasons for its defence, the East robot produced what follows. If I won Q and cashed the fourth diamond, as my idiot ...
Some rulings questions
May I suggest that some administrator breaks this into three separate threads. Otherwise, I can foresee another 2000-comment affair.
Play this slam
"Playing to J with the diamond finesse in reserve {...} will also lose when West has KQ9+, because West will win the first trick with a club honor and declarer will play on clubs." No, he won't.
Is this AI or UI?
3 is a revoke, so becomes a major penalty card (Law 62B1). 2 hasn't been played yet, so becomes a major penalty card because the player now has two penalty cards (Law 50B). What other Laws should I be following instead?
Is this AI or UI?
What happens when the Director has no idea whether or not the defender is any good?
Director call vs. fun
[code] J10965 AKQ4 3 642 AKQ87 9653 62 AK West North East South 1S 2S (1) 4S Pass Pass Pass (1) Explained as Michaels Contract 4 by South. Opening lead 7 [/code] Declarer, who had only been playing the game for a few months but had shown considerable promise ...
Director call vs. fun
As I say, I don't have any issue with people not judging to bid on hands where I would judge to bid, and nor should anyone else. If declarer wanted an adjusted score just because he thought his opponents should have done more bidding, he can't have one ...
Gambling Actions (L-12)
Maybe that's why they call it a gamble.
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